ECH 3112
Process Control and Instrumentation

This course covers the concept and mechanism of chemical process control and related instrumentation. Topics to be discussed are process control, process dynamics, elements of control loop, control modes, feedback control systems, tuning of feedback controllers, frequency response analysis, process instrumentation and advanced process control.

Regulations:
  • Assignments and Grading
    Student should expect to spend 9-13 hours weekly outside of class
    Final Exam: 40%
    Tests (1 and 2): 20%
    Homeworks: 20%
    Laboratory Report: 20% (NO LATE REPORT WILL BE ACCEPTED)
  • Homeworks
    Homeworks will be assigned regularly throughout the semester.
    Homework will typically be due to the beginning of class one week after it is assigned.
    NO LATE HOME WORKS WILL BE ACCEPTED
    students are encouraged to discuss the homeworks with classmates, however, please write up the solution on your own.
  • Tests and Exams
    There will be two tests and one final exam.
    Test 1 will be given in week 5.
    Test 2 will be delivered in week 11.
    Final exam will be followed from examination schedule. According to Faculty's regulation, students who attend less than 80% class are not allowed to sit for final examination.
  • Policies
    Plagiarism is the use of another person's words or idea without crediting that person. The given assigment is allowed to be discussed with your classmate, however, you must write down the solution or answer or idea by your own words.
Text books:
  • Brian Roffel, and Ben Betlem, Process Dynamics and Control, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • B.Wayne Bequette, Process Control: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation, Prentice Hall,2006.
  • Lennart Ljung, System Identification: Theory for the User, Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • G. F. Franklin, J. D. Powell and A. E. Naeini, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 5th Edition, Pearson, London, 2006.
  • Karl J. Astrom and Tore Hagglund, PID Controllers: Theory, Design and Tuning, 2nd Edition, 1995.
  • A. Visioli, Practical PID Control, Springer, London, 2006.
Laboratory:

Student who listed in a group on Tuesday or Friday should attend on respective day. For Laboratory, please referst to laboratory practice. Respective groups should practice in laboratory.

The laboratory report must containts

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature review
  3. Results and Discussion
  4. Conclusion
  5. References
Report must submit a week after laboratory.

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